The Bollywood actor was found dead at his home in Bandra, Mumbai on Sunday (14 June). News agency Press Trust India (PTI) report Manoj Sharma, additional commissioner of police, Western Region, as confirming that a police investigation is underway. Sharma also said the cause of death was suicide but a full investigation is underway.
Sushant Singh Rajput killing himself has shocked the Indian film industry.
Sushant Singh Rajput, who made his acting debut with Star Plus TV show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), shot to fame with Zee TV’s popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta. His role of Manav in the Ekta Kapoor serial earned him several awards including Indian Television Academy Awards and BIG Star Entertainment Awards.
Sushant also participated in some reality shows including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 where he emerged as the first runner-up. He soon made his transition to Bollywood with Kai Po Che (2013) which got him several debut awards.
In a career spanning over a decade, Sushant also became a part of hit projects like Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Kedarnath, Sonchiriya and Chhichhore among more. His portrayal of former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni in the biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story remained one of the highlights of his career.
The actor was last seen in Netflix film Drive. His upcoming film, the Hindi remake of Hollywood hit The Fault In Our Stars, is in post-production.
The Indian film fraternity is mourning the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The film industry pays tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput.
He loved me so much…I will miss him so much. His energy, enthusiasm and his full happy smile. May Allah bless his soul and my condolences to his near and dear ones. This is extremely sad….and so shocking!! pic.twitter.com/skIhYEQxeO
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 14, 2020
Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless…I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer how much I’d enjoyed the film and wish I’d been a part of it. Such a talented actor…may God give strength to his family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 14, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2020
Sushant, you were too young and brilliant to have gone so soon. I'm so sad and upset knowing that we lived in an environment that could not help you through any troubles you may have had. May your soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/RzLrdJ4keX
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) June 14, 2020
This is heartbreaking….I have such strong memories of the times we have shared …I can’t believe this ….Rest in peace my friend…when the shock subsides only the best memories will remain….💔 pic.twitter.com/H5XJtyL3FL
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 14, 2020
U will be missed … #RIPSushant
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 14, 2020
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Sushant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He had so much life in him . Extremely disheartening news.
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) June 14, 2020
Sush 💔 I will miss you buds. pic.twitter.com/xzKAsKB3hq
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) June 14, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput ke aatmhatya ki khabar sunkar mujhe bada dhakka laga.Hamari kabhi mulaaqaat nahi hui thi magar unhone Dhoni film main aisa sundar abhinay kiya tha ki main kabhi bhul nahi sakti.Main unko shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti pradan kare.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) June 14, 2020
Thats the harsh reality of this industry. All the love and good words come in when you are no more. https://t.co/5pjXSG7ggS
— meera chopra (@MeerraChopra) June 14, 2020
Sushant 💔 💔 you said we would play tennis together one day .. you were so full of life and laughs .. spreading smiles everywhere you went.. we didn’t even know you were hurting this bad 😞 the world will miss you .. shaking while I write this .. RIP my friend
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 14, 2020
Shocked to hear about Sushant Singh Rajput. This is so difficult to process. May his soul RIP and may god give all the strength to his family and friends 🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 14, 2020
Shocked and sad to hear about the loss of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Such a young and talented actor. My condolences to his family and friends. May his soul RIP. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/B5zzfE71u9
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 14, 2020
Just heard the shocking news about @itsSSR. My deepest condolences to his family. May god give them strength. I still find it hard to absorb.
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) June 14, 2020
This was one of the many many many mad fun times we all had together.
I have interacted with a lot of actors, but this guy was different. He had all the "ingredients " of an actor, good looks, genuine acting talent, a huge fan base and more than that, he was sought after pic.twitter.com/Q8AUJzbffh
— Ken Ghosh (@kenghosh) June 14, 2020
Deeply saddened. My heart goes out to Sushants family at this time. Reminiscing and cherishing every moment of our Dhoni shoot. Can’t believe this.. gone too too soon 💔
— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) June 14, 2020
— Aanand L Rai (@aanandlrai) June 14, 2020
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 14, 2020
Feeling extremely devastated & still too shocked to type this…heart-breaking .. the pain & grief of family members must be beyond words..Rest in peace, Sushant🙏🏻 Prayers & Strength🙏🏻
— Yami Gautam Dhar (@yamigautam) June 14, 2020